Zhongxing Grand Tiger TUV pickup truck hits the China car market
Published on August 22, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter
The Zhongxing Grand Tiger TUV pickup truck has been launched on the China car market. Price starts at 75.800 yuan and ends at 102.800 yuan. The Tiger TUV is a more luxurious variant of the existing Tiger pickup truck series. TUV stands for ‘Tiger Utility Vehicle’.
The TUV goodies include a different and very shiny grille, shiny side bars, shiny alloys, shiny mirrors, a shiny strip under the windows, shiny door handles, and Ford F-150-like stickers on the bed.
The Zhongxing Grand Tiger TUV is available with two engines, both sources from Isuzu: a 2.5 liter turbodiesel with 143hp and 340nm, and a rather old 2.8 liter turbodiesel with 95hp and 225nm, both mated to a 5-speed manual. There is no petrol engine available which will seriously hamper sales in China’s big cities, where diesel engines are either forbidden or considered too farm-like by car buyers.
The interior has been sexed up too with alu panels, some wood, sporty dials, and a somewhat multifunctional steering wheel.